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Independence Day Eve

After arriving home from our excursion yesterday, I had a couple of hours before leaving again. My friend Jenny was housesitting for her brother, and had invited several of us for a barbecue and to watch the North Salt Lake fireworks show. I ran a couple of errands, then Angie and Angel rode with me to North Salt Lake. Not having been there before, and knowing that the area up there can be a little confusing, I used the trusty Tom-Tom GPS that I received for my birthday. It totally worked great.

It was a terrific evening. Good food, great conversation, fabulous friends. Around 10 PM, we went out in front of the house to watch the fireworks show. Before the fireworks started, we saw an amazing display of thunder and lightning out over the Oquirrh Mountains. I must say, after all the rain and thunderstorms lately, that made me a bit nervous. But then the show began, and it was fantastic. It went for probably 30 minutes, and we were in a great spot above the golf course where we could hear the fireworks go off, and it would echo in the cul de sac and canyon behind us. Way to go NSL!

After the fireworks, we went back inside to wait out the traffic. It seemed like everyone in North Salt Lake and Bountiful had come for the show, and traffic was at a standstill trying to get down the mountain. So we watched a movie I'd never seen before, The Hudsucker Proxy. Apparently it's a fave of several of the girls who were there.

After that, it was home and off to bed, way past my bedtime. It was a perfect conclusion to a pretty perfect day.


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